As a history nerd I often walk past old looking buildings and wonder what stories they could offer the world, what truths they could tell and what previously hidden information they could share. If buildings could talk I wonder if history would be as biased as it often is and would we be able to ignore key facts that point to a judgement that we might otherwise chose to overlook?
It’s an interesting question to ponder and yet until we invent a technology that allows inanimate objects to talk, we remain faced with a history that is messy and ultimately biased. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and I considered which of my possessions would be able to reveal my own story. I don’t yet own any property, so that was out of the question, so it got me to thinking and I realised that my shoes were my most trustworthy possessions. Every single pair of shoes that I own has it’s own unique tale, a reason why they were purchased or an event that they were forced to witness. There are some events that I would rather they forget, some shoes that I have rarely worn and other’s that have been with me through thick and thin. I have no intention of sharing all these life defining moments with you (Kay pretends her life is far more exciting that it is) but I am going to show you a few of my favourite shoes and the important role that they play in my day to day life. Perhaps the name of this post is slightly off, I feel it should be called “An ode to the heel” but there you go, let’s get started.
The every day heel.
Everyone should invest in a decent pair of casual heels because these shoes will take you from crisis to celebration in the blink of an eye. I love my black heeled New Look bootie for this exact purpose and I wear mine for everything from shopping with the girls to conferences because there is nothing this shoe can’t do. A casual heel is your day to day crutch because it adds a hint of glamour to any outfit but remain comfortable enough to be worn for hours on end. I love wearing these hotties with a pair of ankle kissing skinny jeans, a loose black top and a lip heavy make-up look because they add an instant injection of style. It’s glamour but not as you know it because they come without the dreaded pressure pain. Win-win.
The “nude for every occasion” heel.
I have far too many pairs of nude heels in my collection, I absolutely love them, they go with everything and can really help extend my otherwise annoyingly short legs. Yet despite my ever increasing collection, it’s these bad boys that I continuously find myself returning too. They are the fairest in all my wardrobe and are by far the most comfortable to wear, they fit perfectly and I can reliably wear them for hours on end. I love slipping these on with an above the knee dress because they easily become part of my leg, giving my leg extra length and stopping them from looking chubby. Yet again they are incredibly versatile style and can be worn with pretty much anything and everything, adding an instant pop of style to even the most basic pair of jeans. The best thing about these shoes is the way they make me feel, sexy, confident and poised, what more can you want?
The “these are so pretty I want to cry” heel
When it comes to beauty I’m definitely a person of contradictions, I love natural, nude and simple make-up looks that accentuate a persons features, but at the same time I love a bold and bright lipstick. So when it comes to shoes it won’t surprise you to hear that my taste is very much the same, I love nude heels but boy do I love a pair of reds. It’s a look that’s as old as time itself (not quite but you get the idea) but there is nothing quite as chic or glamorous as a red lip or a red pair of heels. My wonderful family bought these gorgeous New Look heels for me after I sent them on the hunt for an orange pair, these are not quite orange but they are a bold, toffee apple kinda red and as soon as I saw them I was smitten. Aside from them just being eye wateringly pretty, the kinda shoe that you want to lock in a box like the rose from Beauty and the Beast, but they were also a steal because when purchased they were in the sale! I personally think that the person who made that decision deserves to be severely punished, a lifetime of never wearing such a beautiful pair should do the trick, what do you think?
I realise how waffle-y my introduction was but hey, sometimes we all need a good waffle and the heart must follow where the fingers chose to type.
What are your favourite heels?